Play Blu-ray and DVD movies on Xbox One

Overview

The Blu-ray player app allows you to enjoy your favorite Blu-ray and DVD movies through your Xbox One console.

Note When you insert a disc for the first time, you will be prompted to install the player app. For more information, see Set up and install the Blu-ray and DVD player app.

Supported regions and disc formats

Each Xbox One console is manufactured for a specific Blu-ray and DVD region, following international standards. The Xbox One console can play Blu-ray discs and DVDs that are sold in the same region as the console. See the following tables for the countries in each disc region.

Note Game discs for the Xbox One console are not coded to regions.

Supported regions

  • Blu-ray: Find the region code represented as A, B, or C on the packaging, and verify that it matches your region.

Region

Geographic regions/countries

A

Includes most North, Central, and South American and Southeast Asian countries, plus Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Macau, and Korea

B

Includes most European, African, and Southwest Asian countries, plus Australia and New Zealand

C

Includes the remaining central and south Asian countries, as well as China and Russia

Note Some Blu-ray discs are not region-encoded or are coded to all regions. Region-free Blu-ray discs will play on any Xbox One console.

  • DVD: Find the region code represented as a number between 1 and 8 on the packaging, and verify that it matches your region.

Region

Geographic regions/countries

1

United States, Canada, Bermuda, U.S. territories

2

Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland

3

Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, Macau

4

Mexico, Central and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania

5

India, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Africa, Central and South Asia, North Korea

6

People's Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR

7

Reserved

8

Special international venues, such as airplanes and cruise ships

Note Some DVDs are not region-encoded or are coded to all regions. Region-free DVDs will play on any Xbox One console.

Supported formats

The Blu-ray player on the Xbox One console supports BD-R, BD-RE, and mastered Blu-ray discs.

Note The Xbox One Blu-ray player does not currently support 3D playback.

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